Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

imageTitle: Delirium
Author:  Lauren Oliver
Format Read: 
Series: Delirium #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Young Adult, dystopia 
Release date: February 1st 2011
Formats Available:  hardcover, kindle, paperback, ebook
Number of pages: 441 


Book Blurb:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love — the deliria — blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

My Thoughts:

Ever since I read the summary for this book I though this seriously is a crazy future, but I also started reading reviews from other bloggers saying how good the book really is, so decided to give it a try.
A bit out of my comfort zone, since both is dystopia and is a story without happy ending. Didn’t really loved as other people but thought is a good book, with a different story and a huge cliffhanger on the end.
I was expecting a book about a girl discovering her first and all the implications that come along with that, so trust me there is it, plus a revolution. The society stopped, somehow, to think for themselves and the government makes all the decisions. They absolutely sound like really robots, no feelings not even hate.
I liked the way the society was explained and the author also shows that some people are immune to this awful surgery they do, but I though the book was really slow paced. And some moments I was having thoughts about not finish the book. The book was really brutal some moments.
I understood Lena and her fears, but didn’t connect with her. Don’t know if I will read the next one. And I don’t fancy books with a cliff.

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Books in this Series:

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)